Dmitry Zlatarev. The United States sees "good prospects" in the economy of Ukraine and want the business climate in this country has been improved, said on Thursday Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews.
1st American-Ukrainian business forum will be held July 13 in the U.S. capital. It is organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the American chamber of Commerce. It is planned that the Ukrainian delegation will be headed by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. It would also include the leaders of several ministries and departments. Under the program, the forum will discuss issues of energy, agriculture, and targeted strategies to pay for the projects.
"American business sees great potential in the Ukrainian economy," said Andrews in the process of briefing for foreign correspondents at the beginning of the forum.
"in this forum, we set ourselves two tasks. Most importantly, we wish to emphasize the improvement of the business climate in Ukraine. In addition, it is important for us to make Ukraine more attractive for American investments, " the Minister added.
According to his statement, the American side will be focused on how investments from the US have the opportunity to make Ukraine a more prosperous country ". He was confident that " there is a real possibility ".
Andrews said that in the process of the forum is not Supposed to signing any agreements." This is not our main goal. Most importantly we wish to discuss the issues of improving the business climate, " He said.
Severe Crisis of political power affects the economy and the public sector of Ukraine, in fact the country is on the verge of default. In the country increases unemployment, the national currency over one year fell by more than 3 times. In the end, according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in January 2015 the average salary in the country amounted 3455 hryvnia, or about $ 160. This is one of the lowest figures in the EU. The latest IMF forecast for the economy of Ukraine for 2015: GDP decline by 9%, inflation at 46%.